A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Take Me Home is definitely a notch up the sexy scale for One Direction, so there's a little innuendo and lyrics like "tonight let's get some!," and talk about kissing and "staying over," but the lyrics stay clean, and the still-sweet and positive content keep it OK for older tweens and up.
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's the story?
Is it any good?
One Direction has matured during their rocket-paced rise to success, and so has their music. Songs like "Kiss You," "Last First Kiss," and "Change My Mind" have some minor innuendo -- like you'd expect from teenage boys singing about girls and young love -- but the band manages to keep it sweet and positive. "Little Things" is an acoustic, heart-tugging ballad that celebrates all the little parts of a person that the person might be insecure about -- adding up to what makes them loveable.
Songs like the upbeat, self-deprecating "I Would"; the slower, declaratory "Over Again"; and the ever-relatable and timeless "Summer Love" are good examples of why fans can't seem to get enough of OD. Take Me Home? Yes, please.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about music for tweens and teens. Do you think it's OK for tweens to listen to music that has some sexual innuendo in it -- even if it's minor? Are kids exposed to more today than they used to be, or are we just more aware of lyrics?
Do you think it's necessary for bands/singers to adjust their music for more mature audiences? Who are some artists or bands that have changed their music from tame to sexy? Who hasn't? What are the results? Is their a different standard when it comes to males and females?